Symphonie Fantastique, Poema y Danza World Premiere

Performance with PRSO of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Strass’ Till Eulenspiegel and the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Poema y Danza; Yoav Talmi, conductor. 8pm, Centro de Bellas Artes. Guest artist Nancy Ambrose King, also current president of the International Double…

Mignone Concertino

On December 9th I performed Francisco Mignone’s Concertino for bassoon and chamber orchestra with the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music orchestra with Roselin Pabon, director. Thanks to the students for their work and a wonderful performance. My son Joakim really…

Enigma Variations

Season concert number 4 of the 2007-08 season with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra included Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Bartók’s Concerto for Viola and Kodály’s Danzas de Galanta. Jaime Amador, a violist in our section was the soloist and played brilliantly.…

Alborada del gracioso and Maximiano Valdés

Performance of Alborada del gracioso by M. Ravel with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and director, Maximiano Valdes. November 3, 2007 in Centro de Bellas Artes. Also on the program were Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2 with Arnaldo Cohen, Tchaikovsky’s…

Mejunje del fagobongo

On Sunday, October 21st I had the pleasure of performing the world premiere of a new work for bassoon and bongo by the Puerto Rican composer Alfonso Fuentes (b. 1954). Maestro Fuentes is on faculty at the Puerto Rico Conservatory…

Camerata Caribe Performance Fall 2007

Camerata Caribe, the resident wind faculty chamber ensemble at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, performed a concert in Sala Sanromá at the Puerto Rico Conservatory Sunday, October 21th. The concert included two world premiere performances including Memorias del Compay…

Plácido Domingo and Anna Netrebko

Performance with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra; soprano, Anna Netrebko and bass-baritone, Erwin Schrott, Plácido Domingo directing. The concert took place in the Sala de Festivales del CBA Luis A. Ferré, Tuesday, October 9th. The repertoire consisted of opera arias…

Brahms Symphony No. 2 with Manuel Hernández Silva

Performance with the Puerto Rico Symphony of Brahms’ Second Symphony in D Major, Op.73 with Manuel Hernandez Silva, director. Also on the program was Roberto Milano’s Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra with our principal clarinetist, Kathleen Jones and Joaquin…

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and Don Juan

The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert of the 2007-2008 season on September 8th with Guillermo Figueroa, director. The concert included Strauss’ Don Juan, Op. 20, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, Op.67 and arias sung by soprano Hilda Ramos.